Australian policy on the PRC: Is it independent of the US’?
澳大利亚的对华政策是独立于美国之外吗? Australia policy on the PRC - is it independent of the US'? (Bilingual)
UTS:ACRI WEBINAR: Australian universities, the PRC and academic freedom
The Australian higher education sector’s engagement with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has come under increasing scrutiny in recent years, particularly with respect to issues involving academic freedom. Most recently, following criticism by some international PRC students and state media outlets, the University of New South Wales removed an article from their website and Twitter feed that featured comments critical of Beijing’s crackdown in Hong Kong. Such complaints by PRC students are often alleged to involve coordination by the PRC government.
AUSMIN shows Australia’s China policy different to US’
Australia-China monthly wrap-up: July 2020 | Perspectives: On being 'very different countries' - AUSMIN and China's rise
This edition features:
- Summary and analysis of major developments in July 2020 by Elena Collinson and James Laurenceson.
- Perspectives: ‘On being 'very different countries': AUSMIN and China's rise’ by Professor James Curran. Perspectives is UTS:ACRI's monthly commentary series, featuring a piece on a topical subject in the Australia-China relationship from an invited expert contributor.
SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN JULY 2020
PERSPECTIVES | On being ‘very different countries’: AUSMIN and China’s rise
During discussions with American thinkers, analysts and officials in New York and Washington DC in late 2017, one particular conversation gave a chilling insight into how some see the ultimate strategic calculations in US-China relations.
UTS:ACRI WEBINAR: Australia relations – the view from China
Australia’s relationship with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in recent years has been characterised by increasing levels of political friction driven by concerns around national security, human rights and sovereignty, among other issues, with Australia on the receiving end of muscular rhetoric from the PRC government and its state media outlets. In some instances, this has been punctuated by statements from the PRC government suggesting economic consequences for Australia. In April, for example, the PRC Ambassador to Australia warned that PRC consumers could boycott Australian exports
The Australia-China science boom
In the mid-2000s Australia had delivered a China-led mining boom that continues today. Australia’s success as a producer of raw materials such as iron ore is well known. While domestic demand is negligible, in 2019 Australia’s iron ore exports totalled $96.1 billion (Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, 2020). The partner that has made this possible is China, buying 82.2 percent of Australia’s exports. China has also been a major supplier of the capital needed to develop Australian mines (Ferguson et al., 2020).
Elena Collinson in Australian Foreign Affairs - July 2020
Elena Collinson wrote a response to 'Beijing Calling: How China is testing the alliance', an essay by Professor Michael Wesley, Deputy Vice-Chancellor International at the University of Melbourne, that was published in the July 2020 edition of Australian Foreign Affairs magazine.